[Songs facsimile]

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Ruthven Todd suggests: “The early facsimile of the Songs seems to be to be the work of one of the Linnell boys, unless, and this is pure guessing, it was made by Tatham for his own use. He is the only one of the Ancients who would fit in, and, on second thoughts, the Linnells were much more competent. Tommy Butts was out of the picture by 1821. . . . In addition, the engraving of the old man’s head on the verso of the fragment of America copper-plate suggests that Tommy was just a little more competent than the description would suggest. My only other suggestion would be to look into the Wilkinson family. Did he have daughters? He was enough of an enthusiast to have set a member of his family to work. As for the date of the paper, 1821, that doesn’t matter except as a date showing the work to have been done later.”

Do any readers know of other contemporary or near-contemporary Blake facsimiles?

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